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Right now, I have help.

Hubby is here.  My mom is here.  The kids are outnumbered three adults to two kiddos.

Next week, Hubby goes back to work.  While Hubby is at work, my mom and I have the kids covered.  One kid to one adult.

The week after that, I’m on my own.  Mom goes back home and Hubby will be at work.  I will be outnumbered.  One adult to two kids.  Full “stay at home mom” mode.

I’m not going to lie, I’m scared.

The perfectionist in me expects me to be supermom right off the bat.  I think that I’ve been expecting myself to be supermom the minute we came home with K.  It just hasn’t been the case.  I’m overwhelmed.  I’m tired.  I’m disappointed in myself because I feel like I have no control.

It’s not anybody’s fault.  I have a three year old that’s learning that she can have an opinion of her own.  I have a newborn that relies solely on it’s instincts.   The three year old is adjusting to this new person we brought home.  Everyone’s flustered.  Everyone’s overwhelmed.

Why do I feel like I have to be the one to reign it all in and get everything under control again?

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My life with two kids is definitely not what I imagined.

I thought things would just kind of fall into place.  I knew there would be an adjustment, but I thought it would be easy.

I should have known that changes like this, especially with a three year old, aren’t that easy.

I should have remembered how hard it was to adjust to even having ONE kid in the house.  I should have remembered how much Hubby and I struggled just adjusting to having M around.  It took us MONTHS, if not a YEAR, to find our groove after bringing M home…

What made me think that bringing K home was going to be easy?

Ok.  It isn’t as bad as I’m making it sound.. it just isn’t easy.

I have to admit that there have been tears shed, and not just by M.  I have to admit that I have cried several times.  Some of the times I have cried have been in the arms of my very own, very supportive three year old.  Now I don’t know if it is healthy to cry in front of your kids, but I did, and it’s like she knew and understood that I was feeling overwhelmed.  She held me tight, her arms around my neck, knowing that was the only way she knew how to make things better.

Right now, my mom is still here and Hubby is taking off from work.  I’ve got tons of help and it’s allowed us to form some sort of routine and some form of normalcy.  I know once the help is gone, and I’m by myself for most of the day, that there will be a whole new set of adjustments… I just know I have to be strong and take things one at a time.

Tons of parents do this all the time.. if they can do it, I sure know I can!

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So I’m sure you can tell by my small and sudden absence on the blog that I gave birth to my little miracle baby.

Little Miss K was born on December 28th, 2014 at 12: 27am.  She was 6lbs, 1oz and measured to be 20in long.  She is healthy, fiesty and everything I dreamed she would be.

We are all adjusting to our new family dynamic, so if blog posts are not as regular as they should be, I’m sure you know why.

Thanks for all your patience while we try to find out bearings again, in life and with this blog.

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